Friday, October 30, 2015

September Memory Planner Pages - SRM Stickers

Hello! I'm saving the "how I finally gave in and became a planner girl" story for another post, but I have to say - I finally stopped resisting and I am so glad. Today I'm sharing my September pages from my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner.

This planner is reserved for my "Thirty-Four Things" project. I realize I still need to post that here, but I enjoyed my "Thirty-three Things" project so much that I decided to do it again. These birthday resolutions have helped me focus on what I need to work on, and the planner helps me to document my progress from day to day.

Every day I write something specific to that day that goes along with one of my goals. Sometimes it's recording how I was cognizant of a goal while we were enjoying family time. Sometimes it's how I took a step towards accomplishing a goal. Sometimes it's encouraging myself to work on something specific. And then I decorate it with pretty stuff.

After completing the first month, I am really excited to keep going all year long. I used the Heidi Swapp Memory Planner accessories for the month of September. I also used washi tape, a few other stickers, and some other Heidi Swapp product. My favorite addition to the "kit" I worked from is my stash of SRM Stickers.

I love SRM's stickers because they have clear backings. You can cut them up and layer them over other things. From sticker stitches to seasonal themes to huge numbers, I used SRM on every single page.

You can read more about the stickers I used, including links, on the SRM Stickers blog today.

I thought it would be fun to do a flip-through video every month for my YouTube channel. If you'd like to see September's pages, here's that video. I point out all the SRM Stickers and you get a slide show of every page + details:

Thanks for stopping by today! Tessa

Monday, October 19, 2015

Grateful Memorydex Spinner - Pink Paislee

Hello! While I may be a bit behind on several things ( posting to this blog...) I am excited to be ahead of the game when it comes to this year's Attitude of Gratitude. Instead of making a mini album or journal like in years past, I am going to be filling the new Heidi Swapp Memorydex spinner with my daily thanks:

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Inspired by the alphabetized tab cards in Heidi's line, I decided to organize my blessings by letter. To get things set up, I created a note card for each letter of the alphabet with Heidi's large, polka dot minc alphas. I foiled them in gold to match the gold accents of the Memorandum collection from Pink Paislee:

There is plenty of room left to add more cards and photos as November happens. I love this format because it is so easy to make additions. And, because it's organized alphabetically instead of chronologically, I don't feel like I have to stick to one thing a day, or keep anything in order by day of the month.

I have already added several extra dividers and cards from the Memorandum collection. The back of every card is empty so that I can use those spaces to add more embellishments and journaling. I'm going to try to take a photo a day and add those, too. Heidi's dies make that so easy!

If you'd like to read more about my spinner, check out my post on the Pink Paislee blog here. Also, you can see a piece-by-piece flip-through on my YouTube channel here.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day :).